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Headword: *nh=fe
Adler number: nu,359
Translated headword: be sober
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] stay awake.[1]
"But the cause is not keeping in mind what Epicharmus well said, 'Be sober and remember to be suspicious: these are the joints of the mind.'"[2]
Greek Original:
*nh=fe: grhgo/rei. a)ll' e)/stin ai)/tion to\ mh\ pro/xeiron u(pa/rxein to\ par' *)epixa/rmw| kalw=s ei)rhme/non: nh=fe kai\ me/mnhso a)pistei=n: a)/rqra tau=ta [tw=n] frenw=n.
[1] cf. nu 294.
[2] Polybius 18.40.4, quoting Epicharmus fr. 250 Kaibel (now 218 K.-A.); again at pi 2932. Polybius himself repeats the quotation (more fully) at 31.13.14, and, as Walbank 602 notes, it is also found in Cicero and Lucian.
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, iii (Oxford 1979)
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; historiography; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 June 2003@01:04:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 June 2003@03:16:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 14 June 2003@05:17:06.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 June 2013@06:56:04.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 21 December 2014@10:55:42.


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